Research Suggests ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Increased Stroke Risk Among Children

by Kathy Jones on  February 13, 2014 at 7:08 PM Child Health News
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A study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014 says that children who take medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to be at increased stroke risk.
 Research Suggests ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Increased Stroke Risk Among Children
Research Suggests ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Increased Stroke Risk Among Children

In a study of 2.5 million 2- to 19-year-olds over a 14-year period, researchers compared stimulant medication usage in children diagnosed with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke to stimulant usage in children without stroke. Researchers found no association between stroke risk and the use of ADHD stimulant medications at the time of stroke or at any time prior to stroke.



Source: Eurekalert

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